'''Duke University''' is a private university|private research university
located in Durham, North Carolina
, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity, North Carolina|Trinity
in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892.
In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke|James B. Duke
established The Duke Endowment
, at which time the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke
The university's campus spans over on three contiguous campuses in Durham as well as a marine lab in Beaufort, North Carolina|Beaufort
. Duke's main campus—designed largely by architect Julian Abele
—incorporates Collegiate Gothic in North America|Gothic architecture
with the Duke Chapel
at the campus' center and highest point of elevation. The first-year-populated East Campus contains Georgian...